All posts tagged "Environment"

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    Climate change will affect New Zealand fruit production

    “Having been historically ‘water-rich’, New Zealand is not well-prepared to cope with a future that will involve more drought in some areas. Drought already impacts a wide range of activities in Aotearoa and has significant impacts culturally and in our communities. Future drought may very well be the climate change impact with...

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    Sheep labor is here to replace chemicals and weeding

    What looks like a prop from the famous Hannibal Lecter movie ‘Silence of the lambs’ is a...

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    Satellite technology could help agricultural producers more accurately measure subsurface moisture

    Agricultural producers could, in the future, make use of better forecasts to more efficiently irrigate their fields...

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    Purdue scientists are optimistic about this year’s blueberry and apple crop

    The expected return of cooler temperatures will be a good thing for fruit crops and home gardeners. State climatologists at Purdue University do not believe recent warm weather is threat to the state’s fruit crop, but cooler temperatures will silence concerns that plants might be emerging too soon. Fruit trees go dormant in...

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    Banana plantation waste intended to be turned into aquafeeds

    The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) will coordinate a project funded by the European...

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    What is Agroforestry and how important will it be?

    In the race to feed a growing population, it is important to consider sustainability. University of Illinois...

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    The next weapon against Citrus disease: Wasps

    POMONA >> Cal Poly Pomona is training an army of tiny wasps to battle the Asian citrus...

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    Banana production rebounds in Ivory Coast

    It’s been two years since the June 2014 flood destroyed over 50,000 tonnes of banana within a period less than 72 hours at Nieky plantation in Ivory Coast which has now resumed normal production. The flood that had completely destroyed 1300 hectares of banana, which represents 22% of the national production estimated...

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    Canadian farmers anxious for rain

    Farmers are facing smaller crops and higher costs as parts of southern and eastern Ontario suffer through severe drought that is having an impact on fruit and vegetable production. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) says the regions northeast of Toronto and south of Ottawa have reached levels of drought only expected at this...

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    Drone project to detect risks for agriculture by desasters

    The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Philippines have launched a drone initiative to assess where agricultural land is most at risk from natural disasters—and how to rapidly evaluate damages after they occur. The recently initiated project will explore how drones—unmanned aerial vehicles that can be controlled remotely—can assist governments...

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